The Mathematics Department faculty created a list of their all-time favorite math books (non-textbooks). We think everyone should consider reading these!

- Fermat’s Enigma

By Simon Singh - Zero

By Charles Seife - The Man Who Knew Infinity

By Robert Kanigel - Euclid’s Window

By Leonard Mlodinow - Golden Ratio

By Mario Livio - The Man Who Loved Only Numbers

By Paul Hoffman - Flatland

By Edwin Abbott - Mr Tompkins in Paperback

By George Gamow - Men of Mathematics

By ET Bell - A Beautiful Mind

By Sylvia Nasar - A mathematician’s apology

By G. H. Hardy - What is Mathematics? by Courant and Robbins (updated

By Ian Stewart in the 1990s) - The Mathematical Tourist

By Ivars Peterson - Change is the Only Constant: The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap world

By Ben Orlin - Five Equations that Changed the World (the power and poetry of mathematics)

By Michael Guillen - Children’s Mathematics: Cognitively Guided Instruction (2nd ed.)

By T. Carpenter, E. Fennema, M. Franke, L. Levi, and S. Empson. - “The Having of Wonderful Ideas” and Other Essays on Teaching and Learning

By E. Duckworth - Pedagogy of the Oppressed

By P. Friere - Reading and Writing the World with Mathematics: Toward a Pedagogy for Social Justice.

By E. Gutstein - Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas. Basic Books, Inc.

By S. Papert - The Classroom Chef: Sharpen Your Lessons, Season Your Classes, Make Math Meaningful

By J. Stevens - Table talk Math, A Practical Guide for Bringing Math Into Everyday Conversations

By J. Stevens - Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students’ Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching

By J. Boaler - Math Recess: Playful Learning in an Age of Disruption

By S. Singh - Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12: 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning (Corwin Mathematics Series)

By Peter Liljedahl - Open Middle Math: Problems That Unlock Student Thinking, 6-12

By R. Kaplinsky - Mathematics for Human Flourishing

By Francis Su - Productive Math Struggle: A 6-Point Action Plan for Fostering Perseverance (Corwin Mathematics Series)

By John SanGiovanni, Susie Katt, and Kevin Dykema - Rough Draft Math: Revising to Learn

By Amanda Jansen - Hacking Mathematics: 10 Problems That Need Solving

By Denis Sheeran - Instant Relevance, Using Today’s Experiences to Teach Tomorrow’s Lessons

By Denis Sheeran